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and these children are our children. and we are going to have to come together to take action to prevent more tragedies and prevent the politics. >> reporter: good morning. we are in newtown, connecticut, this morning. we are awaiting a press conference to get underway. they are gathered just to my left, but we are waiting for the folks from the state police and also the local police to update us on the very latest. the crime scene is just a half mile through that woods. that's sandy hook elementary school. and, of course, it was the sight and scene of so much chaos. we want to talk a little bit about what the president said. it was very unusual to see him so emotional and so choked up as he gave that brief remark about the shooting. brianna kieler reporting for us from the white house. i have to say i have never seen a speech that he couldn't almost get through. and i think a lot of people would say the same thing. >> reporter: it was a very emotional moment for president obama, soledad. something certainly remarkable, but there was something else in his comments that was also remarkable. if
cannot argue with facts and statistics like that. in australia, a massacre in 1996, inleapt into action. and in a consensus, they instituted a ban on the sale, import, ownership of semi automatics, what's known as assault rifles and pistols and again the gun crime plummeted like a stone. and harvard university did a really important study. they looked at massacres in the 18 years before the new laws. there were 13. 102 people were killed. after the new laws in australia, not one multiple shooting. facts don't lie. >> but they don't have a second amendment. they don't have the second amendment. >> it's not just the second amendment, though. we're in a political moment here where two forces are in tremendous conflict. one is this national revulsion at what happened. the polls have moved very quickly. >> six in ten said they would like to see the kind of gun used to kill those children, that bushmaster rifle outlawed. >> absolutely. that's a real phenomenon and you can see it in the reaction to even some politicians. however support for guns in the congress is real. it's enduring. and when
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